5W class assembly

On Friday 19th of January we had our class assembly and it was all about the Elizabethan age where Queen Elizabeth reigned on the throne for 40 YEARS! In our assembly we had different stages the William Shakespeare times the sir Francis drake times we also played Tudor take me out and I was paddy mugginess also we had auditions in the globe theater. Then we invited parents back for tea and toast and to show off our books.

Noah J

5Ws school play

On Friday 19 January 5W performed a Tudor play for our class assembly.

We learned all about Queen Elizabeth 1 when she was on the throne with her privy council, we also learned about Sir Francis Drake and we also learned about William Shakespeare. We performed a short play to show what we had learnt to our grown ups.

 

Hope 5W

Joshua 4D Water Experiment

Watch Joshua’s amazing scientific experiment with his fabulous assistant Amber!

Rivers of the world

Our topic in year 4 at the minute is about water of the world, we are learning about rivers around the world. We have learnt the The River Nile in Egypt is the longest river in the world and The Amazon River is the second longest. Me and Layla are doing a project on The River Murray in Sydney Australia, it is 2,508 kilometres long and about 3 metres deep but in some places where there are deep pools or holes it can be 6-8 metres deep. We have only just strarted this project and I am enjoying  it and looking forward to learning more.

 

By Jessica 4M

Year 3 – Spring Term

There are lots of exciting dates for this half term:
18th January – Film Night
24th January – Young Voices
6th February – Year 3 & 4 Talent Auditions
7th February – Year 5 & 6 Talent Auditions
13th February – Spelling & Grammar Workshop
14th February – Valentine’s Disco
16th February – Excellent Citizen Assembly
And remember, school closes at 3:30pm on the 16th February.

Curriculum news:
Spring 1
Maths:

Strand Objective summary
Number & place value
Mental addition & subtraction
Problem solving, reasoning & algebra
Rehearse place value in 3-digit numbers, order them on a number line and find a number in between; compare number sentences; solve additions and subtractions using place value; multiply and divide by 10 (whole number answers); count in steps of 10, 50 and 100.

 

Mental addition & subtraction
Mental multiplication & division
Statistics
Problem solving, reasoning & algebra
Add pairs of 2-digit numbers using partitioning (crossing 10s, 100 or both) and then extend to add two 3-digit numbers (not crossing 1000); recognise and sort multiples of 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10; double the 4 times-table to find the 8 times-table; derive division facts for the 8 times-table; multiply and divide by 4 by doubling or halving twice.

 

Fractions, ratio & proportion
Problem solving, reasoning & algebra
Identify 1/2s, 1/3s, 1/4,s 1/6s, and 1/8s; realise how many of each make a whole; find equivalent fractions; place fractions on a 0 to 1 line; find fractions of amounts

 

Geometry: properties of shape
Geometry: position and direction
Measurement
Recognise right angles and know they are 90°; understand angles are measured in degrees; recognise ° as the symbol for the measurement of degrees; name and list simple properties of 2D shapes; begin to understand and use the term perimeter to mean the length/distance around the edge (border) of a 2D shape; begin to calculate using a ruler; know a right angle is a quarter turn; know 360° is a full turn; begin to understand angles and identify size of angles in relation to 90°

 

Number & place value
Mental addition & subtraction
Place 3-digit numbers on empty 100 number lines; begin to place 3-digit numbers on 0-1000 landmarked and empty number lines; round 3-digit numbers to the nearest ten and to the nearest hundred; use counting up as a strategy to perform mental subtraction (Frog); subtract pounds and pence from five pounds; use counting up as a strategy to perform mental subtraction of amounts of money; subtract pounds and pence from ten pounds.

 

English:
Featured text: The Magic and The Mummy by Terry Deary
We will be writing an adventure story using this text as a stimulus.
Also in year 3 we will be writing non-chronological reports about the Ancient Egyptians.

Science: Movement & Feeding

In this unit children will learn that animals including humans need the right types and amounts of nutrition to thrive and grow, and that eating the wrong types and amounts can lead to health problems. They will identify that we cannot make our own food and that we need to eat a varied diet including meat and fish, beans and lentils, fats, starchy foods, fruit and vegetables. They will construct a balanced food plate and describe what happens if we don’t eat a balanced diet. Children will identify that animals have different dietary requirements and some foods that humans eat may be poisonous to animals. They will also explain the role of the muscles and skeleton and describe what would happen if we didn’t have a skeleton.
Working Scientifically, children will identify similarities and differences between themselves and other children, and look for patterns between physical attributes and ability to perform tasks. They will work in groups to raise a question to investigate e.g. can children with longer legs jump further? They will carry out pattern-seeking investigations, take results and construct scatter graphs. They will use evidence to answer questions and draw simple conclusions.
Topic: Ancient Egypt
The children in year 3 will be studying all about Ancient Egypt. They will use various research methods to answer their own questions about the pyramids, mummification and hieroglyphics.
Music: Brass
On a Wednesday afternoon the children will have brass lessons.
PHSE: Jigsaw: Dreams & Aspirations

Take Away Homework: a menu of homework activities linked to our Topic – Ancient Egypt. A copy is stuck inside your homework book. Homework can be presented in any way the children wish, so if they have published something using an iPad, tablet or computer please email it to us!

F.A.O Miss Pinington or Mrs Paton to admin@corrie.tameside.sch.

 REMEMBER: one good piece of homework needs to be completed each week and handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Homework in your Assertive Mentoring

Home Reading: Reading a school book is part of your homework. Reading books are changed or checked every Wednesday but will be changed on other days if a book has been completed. You are expected to complete a book or two per week for shorter books and one per week for longer reads. When you move to much longer off scheme books read several pages your book at least twice a week. Always complete any comprehension or activity sheets given with your book before you ask for your book changed.

REMEMBER: your reading diary must be signed by your grown up at home to show you have read AT LEAST twice in a week at home. Reading Books and Diaries need to handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Home Reading in your Assertive Mentoring

Want more?

You all have an ACTIVE LEARN and Times Tables Rockstar login for other Maths activities, games and multiplication facts practise to enjoy at home online. Please ask an adult to see your teacher for a replacement card if you lose or forget your login. Web links:

http://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

https://ttrockstars.com/

 You will need to regularly revise the year 2 spelling list and learn the Year 3 spelling lists.

Practising Spellings At Home

Summer Term 2018 in Year 6

Summer Term  2018 – posted April 2018

Welcome back to what is going to be an extremely busy term for all the children in year 6.

SATs week begins on Monday 14th May 2018

https://www.satspapersguide.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/KS2-SATs-Test-Dates-1.pdf

This term we will complete our topic on WW2. Our visit to Stockport Air Raid Shelter is on 27th April. This will be a marvellous day for all the children. We will incorporate lots of art projects too as we complete the Arts Award.

In English we will be writing every day- completing our adventure stories from last term, writing a newspaper report, designing a leaflet and writing a persuasive letter. We will be revising comprehension techniques to help us with the SATs Reading test. We will be continuing to improve our SPAG skills throughout our work, concentrating on different aspects within our writing tasks. At this stage we will be revising many of the areas that children should be able to do. Children need to continue practising their spellings at home.

In maths, we will continue to work in streamed groups, to address any areas where support may be needed. We will continue to develop and extend our skills in the 4 rules of number, our understanding of place value, decimals, percentages, and fractions and measurement. We will be focussing on the using and applying aspect of maths through problem solving, reasoning and investigation. This term will consist of revision of all the areas that the children should be confident in.

Please remember to encourage your child to carry on practising their times tables up to 12×12 as it is essential that they have rapid recall of all tables facts, including the inverse. Encourage them to go on TTRockstars every week to have fun and practise at the same time.

In science, we will be working on a unit called- Classifying Living Things

In this unit children will learn how to classify living things using the major classification kingdoms. They will identify and describe the observable characteristics of a range of classification groups including micro-organisms, plants and animals. Children will make careful observations to identify the characteristics that help scientists classify all living things, such as whether a living thing has a backbone and how they reproduce. Children will also be able to use their observations to construct classification keys of increasing complexity. They will use evidence from their investigation to predict and investigate how to accelerate the rate of decay.

Homework- The children will continue to receive English and maths homework every week. We will always set the homework on a Friday and it must be brought back into school by the following Wednesday. The children will also be bringing home their reading books every day and it is vitally important that they read regularly. We are really working on the children’s comprehension skills so it would be great if you could ask them questions about their books every time you read with them. We keep track of the homework and reading on charts in the classroom that are linked to the assertive mentoring scheme that we use in school. In order to achieve a green mark their homework MUST be completed and handed in on WEDNESDAY.

We will be doing P.E. every Wednesday and Friday, so the children need their kits in school on these days. Just a reminder that school P.E. kit comprises of a white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps and if P.E. is taking place outside and the weather is cold, the children are allowed to wear dark jogging bottoms and trainers. All jewellery must be removed for P.E.

 

We are always available if there is anything that you would like any advice or help with and are happy to address any concerns you might have in what is an exciting, but occasionally daunting year for the children and yourselves.

 

Final Note—Excellent attendance is vitally important for your child to succeed.

Mrs. Lynch, Mr. Griffin and Miss Richards

 

 

 

 

 

Weather Reports

Year 1 File 16-01-2018, 19 07 27 File 16-01-2018, 19 06 50 File 16-01-2018, 19 06 31 File 16-01-2018, 19 06 09 File 16-01-2018, 19 05 34 File 16-01-2018, 19 04 59 File 16-01-2018, 19 04 26 File 16-01-2018, 19 03 40 File 16-01-2018, 19 07 27 OAWD7414 KWLD0428 KHVC9559 BXMR8272

 

Today year 1 explored weather forecasting.  We watched clips of the TV forecasting the weather.  We looked at the British Isles and discussed North, South, East, West.  We decided/predicted the weather for the different parts of the country before advising the audience of how to prepare for the day based on the weather!